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Samoa Sheet Cake

By Lemon_sugar

Samoa Sheet Cake

So, first - let me tell you about my weekend. Then we'll get to this DELICIOUS Samoa Cake recipe.

I took a couple of extra days off before the long Memorial Day weekend, mostly to prepare for my daughter's birthday party and get the girls to and from dance recital and rehearsal, which this year fell on Thursday and Friday evening. NBD. Right?


So Thursday brought some (SCARY) severe weather to my part of the world, and of course that only happens when my hubs is at work. We're talking tornadoes, funnel clouds, hail, sideways rain, tons of wind. Scary.

Samoa Sheet Cake

We got a whole bunch of rain all at once on Thursday, which caused the big creek in my neighborhood to flood, everywhere. So much that we had lakefront property for a couple of days.

Samoa Sheet Cake
TONS of rain. When it floods like that, we can actually get trapped in our neighborhood, because the creek can flood over the only way in and only way out of my 'hood. So on Friday we watched the creek rise over the one entrance, and watched the creek lap at the sides of the other entrance...completely worried about getting the girls to their dance recital, and then getting home AFTER the recital.

Fortunately, the creek didn't quite make it high enough to close the 2nd entrance to our street, so we were fine, but it did manage to increase my stress level significantly during the day.

Then, my husband came down with a fever and aches and was not able to help me get ready for the party like he normally would. Not his fault, but still added stress. By Sunday morning the rain had stopped and he was feeling better - but we had about six hours of yard work to do before the party started at 4pm. More stress.

And then, about the time the party was to start, the hubs heard meowing coming from the woods - the FLOODED woods - and thought maybe our cat Max was stuck somewhere.

Yup. Max was stuck alright. 30 FEET UP IN A TREE. ABOVE FLOOD WATERS.

My daughters freaked. Party was starting in a couple of hours. Woods are flooded, cat 30 feet up - no way to get him down. So, he stayed there, all night long. Poor kitty was crying and there wasn't a darn thing I could do about it.

So this morning, bright and early, I went out there and found that the flood waters were down and I called Max until he shimmied down the tree and came to me.

So yes, happy ending, but not the lovely, relaxed and totally planned out weekend I was hoping for when I had a full five days off in a row!

The party went off without a hitch, the girls made it to both rehearsal and recital and did great, the hubs feels better and the cat is safely on the ground. And I survived another near-miss tornado, so that's always a good day. We should celebrate with some cake, no?

How 'bout Samoa Cake?


Samoa Sheet Cake

After that long-winded sob story about my weekend, I don't have much left to say about the cake, 'cause it speaks for itself. This cake is delicious. It's simple, pretty quick and always a crowd pleaser. The chocolate sheet cake recipe is a favorite of mine, and the ooey-gooey caramelly topping just takes it up another notch.

Get yourself a half-sheet pan and get to work!


Samoa Sheet Cake

Samoa Sheet Cake

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